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Inclusion News


Understanding Sensory:  'The Magic Wand" to Improving Concentration and Reducing Anxiety


There has been a huge amount of debate around the use of fidget spinners.  This has raised awareness of some children needing sensory tools to engage, participate, learn, regulate emotions and reduce anxiety.  It has also highlighted the need to make careful selection of sensory tools.  The following article by Sue Larkey discusses how to use fidget tools within an education setting.




How and Why to Use Visuals


Education and Care settings which embrace the implementation of visual supports, ensure children's communication needs are acknowledged and supported throughout all aspects of daily program.  Whilst the following article by Sue Larkey is related to the use of visual supports for children with autism, it is widely acknowledged that visual supports within education and care in fact, support the communication needs of all individual children's needs.




Brain Development


Brain development during early childhood has a significant and long-lasting influence on a person's physical and mental health, as well as their ability to form healthy, satisfying relationships and succeed at school and work.

The Response Ability team recently collaborated with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute to produce a new fact sheet and podcast on brain development in early childhood and how early childhood educators can positively influence it.

To read more about brain development please click the link below.




Renewal Applications
Information for Services


Services would have begun receiving emails from the Inclusion Development Fund Manager (IDFM) advising that their Inclusion Development Funding is up for renewal.  The following information will assist you to understand the process and get you started on working through the requirements.  Please contact Lady Gowrie Inclusion Agency for support in relation to your renewal application.




Please note Lady Gowrie Tasmania Inclusion Agency has offices in all three regions of the state, however, as Inclusion Professionals work predominately in early childhood and child care services across the state, please direct any inquiries to head office where we can ensure a timely reply to your enquiry.

Operational Hours

Operating 51 weeks of the year

Monday to Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm (Head Office)

After hours by arrangement

Head Office
346 Macquarie St,
South Hobart, TAS, 7004.

1800 647 718
6230 6840

Regional Offices
56 Frederick St, Launceston, Tas, 7250.
6324 1360   
11 Queen St, Burnie, Tas, 7320.
6431 302



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